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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies

Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.

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Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought

Aug. 31, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.

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‘ESPN The Magazine’ writer, best-selling author to visit Vanderbilt

Aug. 28, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative will host best-selling author Howard Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as part of its new series, “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles.”

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Diverse ’Dores Day set for Sept. 4

Aug. 23, 2018—This year’s event, “Dores Without Borders,” provides an opportunity for both new and returning students to learn about some of the identity spaces and support services on campus.

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What’s On My Mind: Upholding our core values

Aug. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt's commitment to inclusion, discovery, collaboration, civil discourse and more is driving the university forward in its mission, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first message of the new academic year.

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Diversity leader James E. Page Jr. named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Aug. 13, 2018—James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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Vanderbilt Osher 2018 summer term features Fisk courses

May. 4, 2018—A survey of world art featuring Fisk collections, Nashville's diverse musical history, and cast-iron cooking are among summer classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Perry Wallace’s story to reach new audiences through Nashville Film Festival

May. 2, 2018—“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” will be featured at this year’s Nashville Film Festival Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 3:15 p.m.

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CANCELED: 2018 Antoinette Brown Lecturer studies diverse families

Mar. 16, 2018—Ethicist Thelathia "Nikki" Young, whose research includes a focus on black, queer and transgender people, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture at 7 p.m. March 22 in Benton Chapel.

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Join national experts for symposium focused on race and reconciliation

Mar. 15, 2018—Fulfilling a pledge he made when Memorial Hall was renamed, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Vanderbilt University’s inaugural conference on race, reconciliation and reunion March 22–23.

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Divinity School hosts ‘The Body Is Not an Apology’ author, activist

Mar. 14, 2018—Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet, activist and founder of "The Body Is Not an Apology" movement, will speak at a Divinity School community brunch March 16.

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